Netflix and No Chill: Is Sharing Your Netflix Password a Federal Crime?

By: Wallin & Klarich

Could a law designed to prevent computer fraud unintentionally make criminals out of millions of Americans who use services such as Netflix and Amazon? That is precisely what one federal judge sees as the potential outcome of a recent ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. “Criminalizing All Sorts of Innocuous …

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TSA Agents at LAX Facing Federal Drug Charges

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The Transportation Security Agency has had more than its fair share of black eyes in the past few years. Now, two of their current employees and two former employees are in need of a Los Angeles federal crimes attorney after being arrested on federal drug crimes. In a shocking story, the TSA agents reportedly allowed …

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Bikini Model Turned International Drug Kingpin Arrested and Extradited to US

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International bikini model, Simone Farrow, will be in need of a good drug crimes lawyer and most likely a top notch federal crimes lawyer. The supermodel was arrested in 2009 and charged with being the mastermind of an international methamphetamines distribution ring. The supermodel posted bail then skipped the country, but was found in Australia …

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Auburn University Basketball Player Face Possible Federal Crimes Charge in Point Shaving Scandal

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If you are a college basketball fan, March is the greatest month of the year. But with March Madness upon the nation, at least one player may be in need of a federal crimes attorney due to a developing scandal involving point shaving at Auburn University. The play involved is Auburn point guard Verez Ward. …

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Can a Police Dog’s Nose Supersede a Warrant?

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The US Supreme Court is deciding that very issue. The case stems from a Florida case, where a police dog in the front yard of a house smelled marijuana, thus prompting police to enter the house and search the premises. Police found marijuana inside the residence and made an arrest. After being found guilty of …

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Do You Know the Immigration Status of Your Employees?

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While most people know that smuggling immigrants into the United States is a federal crime, most people don’t know that employing an illegal immigrant is also a federal crime. Knowing the laws surrounding these crimes is imperative if you want to avoid lengthy jail sentences or heavy fines. Federal law criminalizes the full spectrum of …

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What to do if Charged with Bribing a Public Official

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Federal laws regarding bribes are broadly construed in order to effectuate the legislative purpose of deterring corruption. It is a crime to corruptly give, offer or promise anything of value to any public official with intent: • To influence any official act • To influence such public official to commit any fraud on the U.S. …

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